WINNERS of this year's Social Business Wales Awards celebrated after results were announced in a ceremony hosted at Llangollen Pavilion in Denbighshire.

Among the winners were Valleys Gymnastic Academy from Crumlin and The Furniture Revival from Caerphilly.

The awards ceremony celebrated the achievements of social enterprises, co-operatives and employee owned businesses in Wales and was a chance to shine a spotlight on the positive economic and social impact that these businesses have had on communities around the country.

Hosted by Morgan Jones and featuring a welcome video message from actor and social enterprise enthusiast Michael Sheen, the awards ceremony was attended by an audience of 150 VIP guests from the social business sector.

Valleys Gymnastic Academy (VGA) was awarded the prize for best Consumer Facing Social Enterprise, sponsored by Cowshed.

VGA provides high quality gymnastics related activities for members of the community. 

It currently engages with more than 2400 individuals a week across the Valleys region and is the largest gymnastics club in Wales.

The organisation is fully sustainable and has no ongoing reliance upon public funds.

The winner of the Environmental Social Enterprise award, sponsored by The Co-op, was The Furniture Revival (G.C. Enterprises).

The Furniture Revival is a social enterprise owned by Groundwork Wales, an environmental charity that focuses on furniture reuse.

Originally established in 1999, it aims to divert items from landfill whilst tackling poverty by providing affordable second hand furniture to individuals on low incomes within the Caerphilly Borough.

Organised by the Social Business Wales project, which is delivered by the Wales Co-operative Centre, the awards are made possible through funding from the European Regional Development Fund and Welsh Government.